Monday, March 10, 2014
DC will launch a Booster Gold ongoing comic this June. Or so MultiversityComics.com says an anonymous source told them.
Is this true? I'm sure DC is trying just as hard to get a Booster Gold book to market this year as they were when this rumor circulated about this time last year (*ahem*, *ahem*). If we just keep repeating it, one of these days we'll be proved prescient.
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Friday, March 7, 2014
Yesterday, I asked you what series you would base a Booster Gold television show on. I didn't tell you what DC Comics wants, but according to author Brian Keene, DC wants "Quantam Leap meets Doctor Who."
No doubt you remember that earlier this year author Brian Keene announced that he had turned down the opportunity to work on a Booster Gold comic book for DC Comics. Now Keene has given us his pitch:
THE PROBLEM: Booster Gold doesn't fit in the New52. The most prominent reason for this is because readers don't yet have a sense of history for the New52. They've seen only glimpses of its past and future. Booster is a time-traveler. That rich sense of history is what should inform him and drive him, allowing readers to identify with him. All of that is missing. I propose that Booster and the readers discover that history together.
THE FIX: So far, Booster has been seen uncontrollably phasing in and out of time. (It's been hinted this might be the doing of Rip Hunter). What if, each time he jumps from one time period to another, Booster loses a little more of his memory, to the point where he becomes an amnesiac? As his journey toward self-discovery then begins, so does the reader's connection with him — and thus, we have a broad tapestry in which to explore this character in ways we never have before, while simultaneously exploring the history of the New52.
That's just the synopsis. You can read the whole pitch, including plot outlines for the first six issues on BrianKeene.com.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Take note, DC. Booster Gold's fans are very loyal.
Last week's poll question: Do you buy comics for Booster Gold when he only makes a cameo appearance? (50 votes)
Super hero television shows come in all types. In the 50s, Adventures of Superman played straightforward action/adventure. Batman reinvented camp in the 60s, and Shazam! educated kids in the 70s. The 80s saw a more sophisticated humor on The Greatest American Hero. In the 90s, The Flash tried to translate comic-inspired characters into the "real" world for a mass audience. The 2000s saw the origin story unfold slowly over the course of a decade in Smallville. Now Arrow brings heroes to the small screen as a soap opera (with flashbacks!).
This week's poll question: Which series makes the best template for a Booster Gold television show?
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
For quick reference when talking about Booster's costumes, Jay Park has created this sketch:
Jay's Deviant Art profile indicates that she is from South Korea. Booster Gold has fans everywhere! You can see more of Jay's work at jaywani.deviantart.com/.
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Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Jim Lee isn't the only one who can redesign a costume. Take a look at this re-imagining by Femmes-Fatalaes:
This is just one of several JLI redesigns by Femmes-Fatales. You can see more work at femmes-fatales.deviantart.com/.
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